Student Blogs

Each year, Campus Reporters at each of our schools portray life at SYA.
These students represent their SYA schools by writing blog posts, capturing photos and shooting videos of their school and home life, co-curriculars, educational trips, and their host country. Read some of their stories below, and keep checking back for new posts!

SYA Class of 2018 Campus Reporters


Wen Armstrong - Photographer
The Principia Upper School (MO)
Field Day

Grace Lyons - Blogger
The Loomis Chaffee School (CT)
First Impressions of Beijing
A Typical Friday
Trip to Shanxi Province
Ellie Sullivan - Videographer
Summit High School (NJ)
First Few Weeks at SYA China

Chengde Trip

SYA Is...

Vance White - Photographer
Concord Academy (MA)
Exploring My New City
Life with my Host Family


Layla Cobrinik - Blogger
Nazareth Area High School (PA)
Rennes: My New Home
A Foreigner in France
Decisions, Decisions
Defne Egbo - Blogger
Thacher School (CA)
My First Month in France
A Day in the Life in the Heart of Rennes
Comfortable with Change

Katherine Johnson - Blogger
Providence Day School (NC)
My First Days Exploring My New City
Having a Ball at La Baule
A Parisian Adventure
Eve Kreshtool - Photographer
The Brearley School (NY)
Mont Saint-Michel Pictures and More
Eve's October Photos

Laila Mirza - Blogger

Wheeler School (RI)
My First Impression of Rennes
A Day In The Life...Rennes Edition
Trips, Trips and more Trips

Dailey Moore - Videographer
Vestavia Hills High School (AL)

Where is My Mind

Clio Morrison - Photographer
Friends Seminary (NY)
Clio's First Month in Photos
Capturing France on Film
The Youth Yearbook

Jurnee Peltier - Photographer
Dana Hall School (MA)
Jurnee's First Month in Photos
Jurnee's October Photos

Audrey Taillon - Photographer
Lake Forest Academy (IL)
Audrey's First Month in Photos
Secrets of La Vallée de la Loire
The Holidays are Already Here


Eric Chun - Blogger/Photographer
The Hotchkiss School (CT)
Salve Populi
My First Reflection
Rome: Where Giants Walk

Emily Ham- Blogger
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School (NY)
Treble Clefs and Puccini in a New Place
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree in Viterbo

Noah Harney Photographer

Peddie School (NJ)
The Streets of Viterbo
Postcards from Viterbo
Noah's November Photos

Sahara Hoff - Videographer
Kent Denver School (CO)

Kate Joseph - Photographer
Laurel School (OH)
Kate's First Month in Photos
Fall in Viterbo
Winter in Viterbo

Kareena Rai - Photographer
The Head-Royce School (CA)
Kareena's First Month in Photos
Kareena's November Photos

Aaron Willard - Videographer
Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)

Walking 10 KM to the Baths of the Popes


Erin Bash - Videographer
Oregon Episcopal (OR)
Welcome to the World of SYA Spain

Margaret Beltz - Photographer
Charlotte Country Day School (NC)
Margaret's First Month in Photos
Andalusia and Other Class Trips

Thanksgiving at SYA

Yasemin Cag - Videographer
The Packer Collegiate Institute (NY)

Ellis Clark - Blogger
St. Paul's School (NH)
But the Chicken Looks Really Good
Living History
A New Familia
Aaron Greenstein - Photographer
Seattle Academy (WA)
Aaron's First Month in Photos
A Day in My Life

Mérida y más

Carly Grossfield - Blogger
Georgetown Day School (DC)
Adjusting to My New Life in Spain
One Day Here, One Day There
Exploring Zaragoza
Aicher Hearon - Videographer
Mercersburg Academy (PA)
These First Months

Elizabeth Levie - Blogger
San Francisco University High School (CA)
Settling In
Learning by Living: Our Trip to Extremadura

A Day in the Life: Monday

Arielle Lui - Blogger
Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)
Why I Love Zaragoza
Thanksgiving Every Weekend?
Learning for the Sake of Doing

Henry Page - Photographer
The Potomac School (VA)
Henry's First Month in Photos
Daily Life
Mini Viajes and Some Other Surprises

Hunton Warren -Photographer
Saint Mary's School (NC)
Hunton's First Month in Photos
Exploring in and Beyond Zaragoza
Hunton's November Photos

Blogs from recent SYA Alumni

Ivy Turinsky, SYA France 2016 - 6 Reasons You Should Apply to SYA France
Danielle Kaye, SYA France 2016 - 3 Ways Studying Abroad In High School Changed My Life
Thomas Godwin, SYA China 2016 - What My SYA China Experience Taught Me
Katie Bauer, SYA Spain 2016 - Advice From Me To You
Lexie Huether, SYA Italy 2016 - Pursuing Passions and Gaining Independence Abroad
Sydney Berman, SYA France 2014 - Keep Your Eye on the Prize

Video Testimonials SYA Alumni

Danielle Kaye, SYA France '16 - Host Family Experience in France
Ivy Turinsky, SYA France '16 - My SYA Experience
Maddi Katz, SYA Spain '16 - Traveling Abroad
Thomas Godwin, SYA China '16 - Host Family Experience in Beijing

SYA Class of 2017 Campus Reporters





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